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Old 07-07-2008, 09:56 AM
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Default Any one know anything about this RTR?

Looks decent,can't find any info on it in the Search area


http://cgi.ebay.com/Professional-33c...QQcmdZViewItem
Old 07-07-2008, 10:22 AM
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500 dollars rtr that size probably equals
no name servos....
poor quality hardware
cheap hull construction
the prop looks like polished lead.....scary stuff...


dude double your money and buy a shcokwave 55 i swear this thing is awesome. hardware is great and its a tank....
Old 07-07-2008, 10:25 AM
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you can tell by the description that all the important parts are knock off or cheap...dont do it buddy resist the super pwer boat!!!lol
Old 07-07-2008, 10:46 AM
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The misspelled words and item location are clues that the seller is in China so not only will it take 3 weeks to get it,good luck getting support or money back from China!Also why is the plastic shroud still on the motor?Probably used the shroud as a cheap motor mount![8D]
Old 07-07-2008, 12:20 PM
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It's probably the funniest ad I've seen in a while.

Suggested Retail $1,599 ! AVOID Retail Store Markup, Buy directly from us.
You are bidding on our Brand New Fibre Glass 54" Long Hugh Gas powered High Speed Racing Boat. Body made with Fiber Glass-4 layers Super-Speed powered by professional High performance 33cc 2 stroke Marine Engine with Independently pump water cooling system. This "White Shark " gas powered racing boat is sleek, super fast & easy-to-operate. Package comes complete with aero-dynamic body, complete Engine with Servo, Aluminum 3.25" Propeller & 2 x 6.5" Rubber, Futaba OEM "HLC" radio control transmitter.

45+mph !!!
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:47 PM
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Thats what I was thinking!! A big steaming pile of POOOO!
Old 07-07-2008, 02:30 PM
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The words 'Purple Light' on the hull make my skin crawl...

If the hulls are made by the same 'craftsmen' that produce their smaller hulls, the boat is only good for display purposes.
The Polyester work is shabby at best and there is so much chalk in the first (outside) layer, you could write with it on a blackboard, and yes, it's very brittle, the slightest stress will cause cracks.
As you may know, polyester itself isn't watertight, so if the gelcoat starts cracking, the dirt and grease will spoil the lookst of the nice white hull.
I dread to think what fuel spilling inside will cause...

Not worth your $500...

Regards, Jan.
Old 07-08-2008, 08:34 AM
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shockwave 55.....hmmm rtr....cant be good...whatever!!!!!lol it rocks the pants off my buddies boats they "made" from high end parts cost them like 20 million dollars.....hahahahahahahaha
lift the prop a little lean her out and watch her go!!!!!!!!
Old 07-08-2008, 08:57 AM
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ORIGINAL: schnipster

500 dollars rtr that size probably equals
no name servos....
poor quality hardware
cheap hull construction
the prop looks like polished lead.....scary stuff...


dude double your money and buy a shcokwave 55 i swear this thing is awesome. hardware is great and its a tank....
Schipster - seems you are very much sold on your shockwave but if you do a little searching you will find that they too have/had their share of problems - especially in earlier versions. Your shockwave comes from China - just like the boat this thread started about. Dont get me wrong - I have absolutely no issue with Chinese products. But there are plenty of RTR boats made right here in America that sell for less money than the shockwave, support American hobbiests, and come with after sales service. There is something to be said for supporting your local builders sometimes
Old 07-08-2008, 09:13 AM
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agreed i am just a lamen and see when you add a little strenght to the hull this boat rocks my world anyway..lol
Old 07-08-2008, 09:22 AM
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mine is also the newest generation.....and the next problem is i live in canada. rc and boatin g especially is nothin g compared to the states. when you guys do it you do it hard...i cant find any boat builders here at all....so i went with what my LHS had suggested, checked in here saw there was hull issues, put about 11 pounds of fibreglass and now iza rocking.......
Old 07-08-2008, 09:49 AM
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Do a search on You Tube and you'll see that it's a slug.
I love when they use the word "Professional" in their ads as this isn't a professional sport/hobby.
Now onto the part where we put it down. Note the exposed servos and RX switch, not good as when water gets to it they'll go quickly. They also include a bottom-of-the-line Futaba Mag Sport AM radio. You don't want AM in a gas boat and even worse on 27 Mhz.
I love "Retail" prices as they could put a Gazillion Dollars in there to make it look like you're getting a deal.
Nobody runs a 33cc engine in racing.
The "Ron Hill" type prop. They must have seen his name on eBay and his props aren't all that hot. Ron also makes props for full-sized boats.
Note the return policy. If you have a tiny defective part you have to send the whole thing back and pay for shipping! Basically once you've got it you're stuck with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk1vUn6gIcA 45 MPH? Yeah, right ........
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Yeah, but it's got double aluminum rubbers!
Old 07-08-2008, 12:43 PM
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......... and how about that Propella!
Old 07-08-2008, 12:47 PM
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Let us not get too particular over spelling. Many a poster on this site has bigger problems with spelling than that auction. I am sure we too may have problems when trying to write in Chinese
Old 07-08-2008, 01:02 PM
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Let us not get too particular over spelling. Many a poster on this site has bigger problems with spelling than that auction. I am sure we too may have problems when trying to write in Chinese
No kidding, but the difference being, I would have it proofread. I'm not usually particular, but in this case, it is an add.
Old 07-08-2008, 01:47 PM
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you mean an ad not an add...lol point made point taken i assume?lol
Old 07-08-2008, 03:50 PM
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you mean an ad not an add...lol point made point taken i assume?lol
Man, was I ever asking for that one!
Old 07-09-2008, 05:43 AM
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OK, Here it is in Traditional Chinese.....Hope this makes your buying decision easier...




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Old 07-09-2008, 07:33 AM
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I like the description.

"This is one of the kind, a professional custom made RC Gas racing Hydroplane Boat."

Ohhh now its a hydro.

The sad thing is someone bought it buy now for $635 shipped. I'd expect that someone out there is going to be really dissapointed with this pile of junk and will probably never buy another RC boat again [].
Old 07-09-2008, 08:07 AM
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I found a WHH Enforcer Team Pro with an upgraded engine for $400 thats local I'm going to look at it today.

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